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Coordinates:
41º 50' 56.7" N - 8º 04' 58.1" W

Singular nature

Description fauna: O Xurés has a wide range of scenery and life. It is a transitional area between the Eurosiberian flora (Atlantic) and that of the Mediterranean, combined with altitude factors and the direction of the valleys; scrub on the peaks and forests of oak and other species in the valley, with important riverside forest.
Here, there are packs of wolves and their prey, also mountain goats and the Galician pony or garrano, reintroduced into the region under a programme of recuperation and reintroduction of native species.

Without missing

Not to be missed: Before entering the Park, the OU-540 main access road provides visitors with the opportunity to stop and look at the historical heritage of the area. Aquis Querquernnis is a Roman site made up of a camp and a "mansio" viaria located on the banks of the As Conchas, reservoir in the village of Bande. Close by we find the modern Interpretation Centre "Aquae Querquennae" - Via Nova. The pre-Romanesque church of Santa Comba de Bande is also in this area. Its nave and wallpaintings are a must for visitors.
In the Park there are routes by car which join the natural lookout points and important places, a route for horse riders and many rambling options, some quite demanding, over all of the mountains that make up the raia.
Lobios, on the left side and Entrimo on the right, are the Park’s main towns. The offices of the Interpretation Centre are located in the spa town of Lobios, with its thermal waters from the river Caldo. In the same town and just a few metres away from the spa are located the Roman remains of the "mansio Aquis Originis", which is open to visitors. Along the stretch of highway from Lobios to the border pass of Portela do Home the A Fecha waterfall, the highest in Galicia in the rainy season, can be seen in the distance, as well as many of the Roman road milestones.
From A Terrachá, the municipal capital of Entrimo, which has an interesting church with a baroque facade, there are turnoffs to the Queguas and O Quinxo mountains, such as the one to the village of Olelas, one of the best places to see cachena cows. This is native to the area, small with large horns and well adapted to the harsh mountain climate, and which in recent years has been rescued from the danger of extinction.

Services

Food: Yes.
Accommodation: Yes.

Area

29,762 hectares. SCI: 34,248.13 hectares.

Situation

Southwest of the province of Ourense, bordering Portugal. In the municipalities of Entrimo, Lobios and Muíños. The SCI also carries on into the municipalities of Padrenda, Quintela de Leirado, Verea, Bande, Calvos de Randín and Lobeira.

Information and facilities

Telephone: 988448048
Address: Lobios
Name: Sede do Parque
Telephone: 988448048
Address: Lobios
Name: Centro de Interpretación do Parque Natural
Telephone 2: 988448181
Telephone: 988444401
Address: Porto Quintela(Bande)
Name: C. Interp. Arqueolóxica Aquae Querquennae - Via Nova
Telephone 2: 988448181

Animal features

Common Buzzard
Common Kestrel
Montagu's Harrier
Roe deer
Wild Boar
Wolf

Further features

Bird watching
Special Protection Area

Map

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